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caring for you & your family

The Doctors, Greenmeadows, is a purpose-built medical centre, and is part of a cluster of healthcare facilities at 522-524 Kennedy Road. Unichem Greenmeadows pharmacy and Greenmeadows Physiotherapy can be accessed within the centre, and HB Radiology is on the same site.

We provide a full family general practice service. Facilities include three acute treatment bays for accident and medical treatment, consultation rooms for the four general practitioners, a room for specialist nurse clinics and a therapy suite for anthroposophical nursing therapies, which include a special form of light rhythmical massage, application of herbal compresses and bath therapy.

The Doctors, Greenmeadows is a satellite clinic of The Doctors Napier and enrolled patients are invited to attend the Napier clinic at 30 Munroe St if you need care at weekends or after Greenmeadows closes.

new fertility & sexual health clinic

A nurse-led fertility and sexual health clinic started in June, led by Jody MacDonald. Jody is very experienced in sexual health and reproductive matters. The clinic can provide advice on sexual health, contraception and reproductive matters including:

  • contraception
  • DEPO provera injection
  • condoms
  • emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)
  • pregnancy testing & advice
  • STI checks and treatment
  • wart treatment
  • hepatitis & HIV screening
  • menopause advice

our services

We have a range of medical services available on-site and patients who are enrolled with us also have full access to all of the services available at our Munroe Street practice in the City.

  • family healthcare
  • nurse services
  • child development
  • elderly care
  • mental health
  • minor surgery
  • anthroposophical nursing
  • physiotherapy
  • pharmacy
  • x-ray
  • midwives
  • smoking cessation
  • acupuncture
  • skin cancer checks
  • nurse specialty clinics (see below for details)
  • stress management clinic
  • functional medicine
  • wellness & healthy ageing clinic
  • respiratory clinic

our people


  • Dr Rico del Rosario
  • Dr Ronelle Brits
  • Dr Valerie Vanacker 
  • Dr Paul Brillhart
  • Dr Wendy Gush

nursing staff:

  • Practice nurses: Julie, Lisa, Jacqui, Claire, Cylina
  • Anthroposophical holistic care: Deborah Bednarek MN
  • Nurse practitioner: Catrina Riley (scope: child and youth)
  • Nurse specialist: Jody MacDonald (scope: fertility & sexual health)

pod 4:

  • Dr Paul Brillhart, Dr Valerie Vanacker, Cylina, Jacqui, Lisa


  • Dr Rico del Rosario, Dr Ronelle Brits, Julie, Claire

Read more: our people

nurse clinics

Our specialised practice nurses run clinics for continuing or chronic health needs and health screening. These are available Mondays 1.30 - 4.30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8am - 12pm. Please call for an appointment.

diabetes clinic

We offer diabetic education, reviewing of recent blood test results, lifestyle review, motivation and goal planning in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

women's health clinic

Led by qualified smear taker nurses, we offer cervical smears under the cervical screening programme. We provide 30 minute appointments in a relaxed, comfortable, private environment where a range of women's health issues can be discussed.

Read more: nurse clinics

patient charges

Payment is expected at the time of your consultation. Casual patients are asked to pay before their consultation. Charges for a standard (up to 15 minutes) doctor consultation are as follows:

standard gp consultations (up to 15 minutes)

age enrolled casual  casual with HUC/CSC
under 6 free $19.00 $19.00
6-12 free $63.00 $58.00
13-17 $27.00 $63.00 $58.00
18-24 $38.00 $80.00 $65.00
25-44 $39.00 $80.00 $65.00
45-64 $39.00 $80.00 $65.00
65+ $39.00 $80.00 $65.00

Effective 31 august 2015

  • HUC = high user card | CSC = community services card
  • Extended consults: $52

Read more: patient charges 

travelling overseas

Don’t let illness spoil your holiday. We will help you with

  • individualised medical advice for international travel
  • a full range of travel vaccinations.

We are a registered Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Call Dr Ronelle Brits 844 6277 now.

our PHO

dr valerie vanacker

MD 2004, General Practitioner 2006

Valerie worked as a doctor in Belgium for a year from 2004- 2005 and moved to the UK in 2005, where she worked as a locum GP until 2008. She joined our team in Greenmeadows in January 2009. 

She has a special interest in paediatrics (child health) and women’s wellness. Valerie is married with a young daughter, and is interested in reading and the outdoors.

dr rico del rosario



Dr Del Rosario is based at our Greenmeadows practice

dr ronelle brits



Dr Brits is based at our Greenmeadows practice.

dr paul brillhart

Paul BrillhartDr Paul Brillhart trained and practised in the United States. After working down south in Tapanui, he has joined us in Greenmeadows. 

Paul has special interests in men’s and women’s health, healthy ageing and nutritional medicine. He welcomes new patients.